Chorus | Bontom with Red Line Productions

Image by Phil Erbacher

Agamemnon is a rock goddess on an international tour to grow her fame like never before. But she has a complicated family past that her detractors bandy about at the least provocation; spreading rumours that tarnish her unbelievable success. In Ang Collin’s reimagining of the Greek tragedy, the limitations of loyalty are tested in a mother’s struggle for selfhood.

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Table | White Box Theatre & Seymour Centre

Image by Danielle Lyonne

Six generations gathered around a weathered wooden table; their history, trauma, and stories carved into its surface. In Tanya Ronder’s Table, the Best family have survived abandonment, war, and leopard attacks, charted over decades, to explore the central forces of love and family.

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Spider in My Soup | Bondi Feast

These two girls have been friends since childhood, playing make-believe and integrating themselves into each other’s families, but something has changed and it’s making this reunion awkward. Life’s path only seems clear in retrospect so having a spider friend, a symbol of your future self, drop in to say hello becomes a source of affirmation and reassurance in this production of Spider in My Soup.

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner | Little Eggs and JackRabbit Theatre

Image by Brett Boardman

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a seminal text in English Romantic literature which many Australians would have encountered in a high school classroom. It’s a poem detailing the penance an old mariner must pay for a moment of arrogance and cruelty against a “lesser” being. Little Eggs’s reimagining for the stage adds texture and movement, bringing new life to an old text.

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